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Cold comfort Palm

It’s billed as a travelling stand-in for your ‘real’ smartphone, but priced like a proper mid-range handset… Tom Wiggins spends a fortnight yelling at the micro-phone


DAY 01

Tech fans of a certain vintage might have fond memories of Palm. The company’s last phone was the ill-fated Pre, which was dropped way back in 2011.

And while it ultimately failed, the Pre’s influence can be seen all over the smartphone world to this day. Wireless charging? The Pre did it first. The gesture-based navigation on the iPhone X and XS? Palm’s webOS introduced something very similar. Proper multitasking with thumbnails? You guessed it.

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